An intimate look into the life and work of BOTE’s staff photographer Sean Murphy.
Balancing work and leisure, raising your kids, focusing on the simple things that really matter. For the majority of us the struggle to do so is very real. But in reality, it’s the accumulation of these diverse events that make you who you are.
Flowing from Wyoming to Colorado, the Green River is a 730-mile winding watershed in the middle of the Western wilderness. White water rapids and ripping winds are not uncommon on the Green, making the watercraft you take one of the most important pieces you pack. Eager to test out BOTE’s inflatables in some harsh conditions, BOTE Creative Director, Rob McAbee, and some of the BOTE team got together to conjure up the ultimate river trip.
More here – boteboard.com/westernflow
New promo spot for KŪLA Coolers…
“Meet the KULA . Yeah, its round! And well, why shouldn’t it be. We figured since all your drinks are round it only made sense.
The KULA is a tool for your life. Lightweight, easy to carry, tough as hell and designed to keep ice till the cows come home. From campfire barstool to a beachside lunch box, the KULA is there when you need it.
Why this cooler? …”
CAUSE ROUND IS KŪLA – www.KŪLACOOLER.com
Honored to create this piece with Captains For Clean Water. Help save Florida’s Everglades and coastal estuaries. Visit captainsforcleanwater.org to sign the #NowOrNeverglades declaration.
Special thanks to the following:
Capt. C.A. Richardson – Flats Class TV
Capt.George Gozdz – Reel Time Florida Sportsman
Capt. Chris Wittman – Captains for Clean Water
Capt. Scott Walker – Into the Blue
Capt. Bear and Bannan Holeman – Key West Angling
Capt. David Mangum – Shallow Water Expeditions
Capt. Tom Rowland – Saltwater Experience
Capt. Daniel Andrews – Captains for Clean Water
Capt. Flip Pallot – Angling Legend
Capt. Ray Van Horn – The Gypsy Angler
Capt. Blair Wiggins – Addictive Fishing
Capt. Chris Fischer – OCEARCH
Capt. Greg Dini – Flywater Expeditions
Capt. Travis Holeman – Key West Angling
Capt. Robert “RT” Trosset – Spindrift Fishing, over 200 IGFA World Records
Capt. Ray Rosher – Miss Britt Charters
Capt. Steve Rodger – Into the Blue
Outside of family and friends..the outdoors and film are life. Here’s a highlight reel of recent projects we have been working on. Not possible without an insane team and clients that push us to the limits.
Watch as Captain Ray Van Horn travels the United States in his Gypsy Angler quest. Here are the highlights from the 13 episode series that we just wrapped. Enjoy!
It’s time to tune in and join host George Gozdz as he takes Reel Time Florida Sportsman on the road. Ride along as the RTFS crew goes from Miami to Amelia Island on the east coast and from Ft. Myers to Crystal River on the west coast as George hooks up with anglers, like you, to film the fourth season of the very popular television show. This season is all about amazing destinations, colorful characters and new techniques.
The premise of the show has always been to connect with anglers from around the state and fish their home waters, making them stars for a day. “It was a dream come true,” said Zach Truong, 16, of Orange City, Florida, when George Gozdz reached out to him as a result of his Instagram post. “I never thought I’d be picked to be on the show. I’ve been watching RTFS since it started online. It’s my favorite fishing show because it’s relevant; they do a lot of the same kind of fishing that I do with my parents.” You can catch Zach in action on episode four.
“Once I was able to forget about the cameras, the day turned into a regular fishing trip,” said Mark Lamacchia, a 28-year-old roofer from Sarasota who will be in episode four. “George was awesome. He was funny and great to be around. There was never a dull moment. We caught snook, jacks, tripletail and sheepshead. It was a great day.”
“To keep our shows improving, we want to bring more to the picture than simply recalling our day’s fishing,” host Gozdz commented. We want to teach you something you didn’t already know with our technique shows, make you want to fish an area with our destination shows and introduce you to an interesting person with our personality shows.
“As I say in each show, post a report or give me a shoutout—I want to fish with you next.”
-Florida Sportsman Magazine
BOTE Board innovators have found the missing link in the new Patent Pending Travelink™ Carry System. The Travelink™ system was designed to get you to your paddling spot more easily, comfortably and without ‘dead arm’ syndrome.
Travelink™ – It’s the link you’ve been missing.
We recently wrapped season three of Reel Time Florida Sportsman. RTFS aired on the Sportsman Channel and Fox’s Sun Sports TV networks as well as the youtube channel. We filmed all over Florida and met a lot of different personalities. You can watch the full episodes in the playlist below.
This is the show open we created for the new tv series that we are producing – Wild Instinct Outdoors. It premiers on Destination America on July 4th. Episodes will also be available online. Check it out!
Product launch for 13 Fishing’s Omen Black.
We were asked to provide a glimpse into the BOTE DarkRoom.
“The BOTE DarkRoom. An area dedicated to complete manipulation and control of our products. Nope. We haven’t opened a photography lab. We’ve simply borrowed the nomenclature for BOTE’s latest endeavor, The DarkRoom. The DarkRoom isn’t simply a space; it’s a project with a purpose. From inception to completion, the DarkRoom will allow for BOTE to have complete control over projects from beginning to end.”
We are producing a new television series called Wild Instinct Outdoors to air on Discovery’s Destination America network in July 2015. The 13 episode series will provide a groundbreaking new look into the outdoor world and the pursuits of hunting and fishing. The show focuses on the entire experience rather than the end result with locations throughout North America from the westernmost mountain tops to the southernmost swamps and everywhere in-between. We have put together this teaser from our first few shoots. You can follow along in the Wild Instinct Outdoors journey on instagram, facebook and the website.
Our lives are run by technology and sometimes it’s just better to be “Out of Touch” and just have fun. We teamed up with David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions on an adventure in search of redfish off the Louisiana coast. All the while cell phones remained in the car – where they should be when fly fishing the unexplored. Check out the trailer of “Out of Touch” for this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour.
We went to Lake Okeechobee to grab some pick up shots for a TV episode that we shot for Wild Instinct Outdoors. Corey managed to shoot some behind the scenes photos in between shooting his shotgun.
We filmed real life ninjas last weekend at the Red Bull Throwdown event in Atlanta. Drawing Lines Media Group edited up this little piece for the Red Bull website.
Testing the Odyssey 7q and Sony FS700 with my black lab in harsh afternoon light. Shot in 4k raw at 24 and 120fps in SLOG2. The lenses used were zeiss 21mm f2.8 ZE, 35mm f1.4 ZE and Canon 70-200 f2.8 L with a metabones smart adapter.
Check out this killer montage put together by the guys at Smith Optics. We’re happy to have some shots in the mix of their incredibly talented team of madmen.